Posters

27 October 2010

Just their type

Just their type

the events department

Typographic posters go on display at Foyles in London
A new exhibition of typographic posters opens at Foyles Gallery today.

25 October 2010

Troubled waters

Troubled waters

the picture department

Anthony Burrill designs a poster that’s screenprinted with oil from the BP spill
Anthony Burrill has made a new series of limited-edition posters, printed in BP oil from the ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

30 September 2010

Life-saving graphics?

Life-saving graphics?

steven heller

Tough, durable and informative: posters in the age of HIV / AIDS
Twenty-five years ago the HIV / AIDS virus began killing thousands and infecting hundreds of thousands more, writes Steven Heller, in his essay for a new show at Boston’s MassArt. Although the western world was hit unaware, the disease had been coursing through the Third World's bloodstream for years before.

27 September 2010

League of gentlemen

League of gentlemen

rosie walters

The Ivy Look is a cool, coffee-table book for the hip pocket
It’s pretty much official. The 1960s are seriously cool, writes Rosie Walters. They’ve been cool before, but this time round, it’s different.

29 August 2010

Brief. En. Counter

Brief. En. Counter

john l. walters

#graphicdesignmovies and Twitter’s chronicles of wasted time
Most of the Earth’s 6.79bn inhabitants know nothing of Twitter, but for those of us with accounts, it’s a dangerously addictive time-waster – a kind of interactive daytime TV.

25 August 2010

Xerox factor

Xerox factor

the events department

The short-lived graphic energy of punk fanzines and posters
In ‘Scribble and strum’, just published in Eye 76, Andrew Losowsky took us through the design of a selection of notable music magazines, past and present.

24 August 2010

A quick burst of sound

A quick burst of sound

emily king

Zurich this autumn: the typographic music of posters made of letters
‘Writing is Drawing is Writing’ is a declaration by the late graphic designer Alan Fletcher, a man whose hand formed words and images with seamless skill, writes Emily King.

3 August 2010

Guiding light

Guiding light

maggie fost

Merge’s Maggie Fost on the graphic designer as musical tour guide
As the art director for a small independent record label, my audience is a specific kind of music fan, writes Maggie Fost.

29 July 2010

Going green

Going green

john ridpath

Graphic artists get political in an exhibition of posters for Iran
Next month, New York’s School of Visual Arts will host an exhibition of political posters created in support Iran’s Green Movement.

20 July 2010

Blisters Blackout

Blisters Blackout

the events department

Wanted: glow in the dark screen prints for Print Club London
40 illustrators, 40 edition hand-signed prints, 40 pounds each. Entries are now being accepted for Print Club London’s winter poster show, ‘Blisters Blackout’.
 
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